Anthem MCA-5 Series II - Amplifier 5 Channel

Another amp I ran across. How would this one sound with my S55"s compared to the B&K and Parasound amps. If it's a good match, what's a good price on one?

I wish I knew more about all of the different amps and how they sound, but I don't so I have to depend on everyone here who have more experience than me with the different amps.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 32,461
    It's a good sounding amp. However I'd ask the guy selling it if there is any audible hiss coming from it threw the speakers. I think the earlier iterations of that amp had some problems.
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  • I don't know this amp, but I am an avid fan of the Anthem sound. I prefer Anthem over Parasound or B&K myself. But like I said, I know absolutely nothing about this amp, so can't recommend it.

    I run an Anthem 225 integrated, fabulous piece of kit for the money. My next purchase will be the New STR series.
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    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 976
    Thanks!
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  • jayman_1975jayman_1975 Posts: 676
    I had a MCA 5 at one time. It was s nice amp. Never had any hiss problems at all.
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